Voice Of Silence named Fantasia Best Film

Hong Eui-jeong's work receives Cheval Noir award

by Jennie Kermode

Voice Of Silence
Voice Of Silence

Last night saw this year's Fantasia International Film Festival come t a close with a special screening of Takashi Miike's The Great Yokai War. The full slate of awards presented by the festival has now ben announced, with Hong Eui-jeong's remarkable Voice Of Silence receivng the prestigious Cheval Noir award for Best Film.

The hybrid festival, which attracted over 100,000 viewings between its online and in-person events, saw Taiwanese pandemic thriller The Sadness celebrated as Best Début by the New Flesh Jury, while Eiji Tanigawa's Vulnerability was named Best Short Film. The award for Best Documentary went to Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched by Kier-La Janisse.

Those awards in full:-

Cheval Noir

  • Best Film: Voice Of Silence
  • Best Director: Igor Legarreta, All The Moons
  • Best Screenplay: Mark O'Brien, The Righteous
  • Best Score: John Adams, Hellbender
  • Best Actor: Yoo Ah-in, Voice Of Silence
  • Best Actress: Zelda Adams, Hellbender
  • Jury Special Mention - Cinematography: Imanol Nabea, All The Moons
  • Jury Special Mention - Rising Star: Sienna Sayer, Martyrs Lane
  • Jury Special Mention - Sound Design: Stef Lernous, Hotel Poseidon

New Flesh

International Sort Film Competition

  • Best Film: Vulnerability
  • Best Director: Cory Williamson, Silly Human
  • Best Screenplay: Steph Kwiatkowski, Rachels Don't Run
  • Best Actress: Victoria Villier, Inheritance
  • Best Actor: Ian Cramer, Other Bodies
  • Jury Special Mention: The Tenant
  • Jury Special Mention: Henchmen

Camera Lucida Award

Axis: Satoshi Kon Awards for Animation

  • Best Feature: Cryptozoo
  • Jury Special Mention: Fortune Favours Lady Nikuko
  • Best Short - Gold: Seen It
  • Best Short - Silver: Ghost Dogs
  • Best Short - Bronze: Mondo Domino

L'Écran Fantastique Award

  • Prix L'Écran Fantastique Mad God

Audience Awards

  • Best Asian Feature - Gold: Beyond The Infinite Two Minutes
  • Best Asian Feature - Silver: Midnight
  • Best Asian Feature - Bronze: The Sadness
  • Best International Feature - Gold: All The Moons
  • Best International Feature - Silver: Ultrasound
  • Best International Feature - Bronze: King Knight
  • Best Canadian Feature - Gold: Dreams On Fir
  • Best Canadian Feature - Silver: The Righteous
  • Best Canadian Feature - Bronze: Brain Freeze
  • Best Documentary - Gold: Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched: A History Of Folk Horror
  • Best Documentary - Silver: Alien On Stage
  • Best Documentary - Bronze: Satoshi Kon, The Illusionist
  • Best Animated film - Gold: Mad God
  • Best Animated film - Silver: Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story
  • Best Animated film - Bronze: The Deer King
  • Most Groundbreaking Film of the Festival: Mad God
  • Best International Short - Gold: Digital Video Editing With Adobe Premiere Pro: The Real-World Guide To Set Up And Workflow
  • Best International Short -Silver (tied): Dana
  • Best International Short -Silver (tied): Viewers: 1
  • Best International Short - Bronze: Death And The Winemaker
  • Best Canadian Short - Gold: FREYA
  • Best Canadian Short - Silver: Fruit
  • Best Canadian Short - Bronze: Keskosiw (She Whistles)

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